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RE: Baselines: how specific?

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 10:21:16 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Yes
#4 is covered by number 2.  it is an example of it.

Hmmm. So it should be listed there.  These were supposed to be general
statements and I threw in an example. 

Ok how about.

1) A technology or feature isn't in the baseline unless it is named
   in the baseline.

2) Baseline 'items' can include technologies, specific features, or 
   well defined collections.
	- E.g. "embed" could be listed in a baseline definition as a 
      separate item but would not be in baseline that listed HTML 4.01 
      unless it was listed separately since it is not part of HTML 4.01.

3) If a collection or general technology is specified in the baseline, the
assumption is that all of its subparts, features, modules etc. are in the
baseline unless excluded in the baseline definition.



Gregg

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-----Original Message-----
From: Gez Lemon [mailto:gez.lemon@gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2006 9:27 AM
To: Gregg Vanderheiden
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Baselines: how specific?

Hi Gregg,

On 20/04/06, Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu> wrote:
<quote>
How about the following

1) A technology or feature isn't in the baseline unless it is named in the
baseline.
2) Baseline 'items' can include technologies, specific features, or well
defined collections.
3) If a collection or general technology is specified in the baseline, the
assumption is that all of its subparts, features, modules etc. are in the
baseline unless excluded in the baseline definition.
4) "embed" could be listed in a baseline definition but is not part of HTML
4.01.

Thoughts on the above?
</quote>

Points 1 to 3 seem sensible. I'm not sure about point 4. For clarity,
"embed" has never been part of any version of HTML or XHTML. Isn't
point 4 covered under point 2? If it is, then shouldn't point 4 be:

4) A baseline item does not have to conform to a public specification,
providing that when the item is supported by user agents, it's used in
a way that conforms to the guidelines.

If so, would we still allow "relied upon" for items that don't conform
to a public specification?

Best regards,

Gez

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